Welcome to Year 4

Teacher: Mrs Abdelgalil
Teaching Assistants: Miss Pugh

Spring 1 Term Objectives

Year: 4      Date: January 2023

This is intended for parents and pupils to share the learning objectives for the term. It also provides targets for the term ahead.





  • Use place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally.

  • Recognise and use factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculations.

  • Multiply two-digit and three-digit numbers by a one-digit number using formal written layout.

  • Solve problems involving multiplying and adding.

  • Measure and calculate the perimeter of a rectilinear figure (including squares) in centimetres and metre

  • Recognise and show, using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions.

  • Convert improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa.

*Children are required to know all 12 times

tables by heart by the end of Y4. We practise

them every day in class; please help your child

learn them at home.


My Maths target is:

To recall multiplication and division facts for multiplications tables for up to 12x12.



Topic: Electricity    


Objectives we will cover are: 


Identify common appliances that run on electricity.

Construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers.

Identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery. 

Recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit.

Recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors. 

Other useful information for this 1/2 term:


  • PE is on Wednesdays and Fridays this term. Please make sure you are wearing correct sports kit to school. A blue or black tracksuit is acceptable. Please make sure that long hair is tied back and earrings have been removed.

  • Remember to bring your reading book and planner every day.

  • Please write in your child’s planner whenever you hear them read, this does not have to be their school reading book, it can be a library book, a book your child enjoys reading, etc. Remember there are example questions to ask them about their book in the planner.

  • To encourage independence, your child is responsible for handing in their reading book when it needs changing. All children will be heard once a week in school and this will be noted in their planner.

  • Homework is all set on Google Classroom. English homework set on a Tuesday and due in on Friday.

  • Maths homework is set on a Friday and due in on Tuesday.

  • Spellings are set on a Friday for a test the following Friday.

Any issues please contact me on jabdelgalil@lit-bloxwich.walsall.sch.uk




The text we are working from in our English lessons is
‘Sugarcane Juice by Pratima Mitchell.


During our lessons we will:

  • Predicting what might happen and read the story together.
  • Explore the meaning of new words in context.
  • Summarise main ideas from a paragraph / text and identify main ideas from text.
  • To plan and develop ideas for writing a description and new adventure.
  •  Build cohesion within paragraphs through controlled use of tense, subordinating and co-ordinating conjunctions. 
  •  Use expanded noun phrases.
  •  Use nouns or pronouns to avoid repetition.
  •  Use standard English for verb inflections.
  •  Use the correct article 'a' or 'an'
  •  Make improvements to writing proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary.


Our new Discovery Quest topics are:

Topic Question: What do tomb treasures teach us about Egyptian life?

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